I am sure I am dating myself using that song title for my subject line, but it got you to open the blog, right? #oldiesbutgoodies!
There’s nothing like a good sweat, right? Whether it’s working in the yard, riding a bike, or playing on a summer travel team let’s face it – things get HOT! As a matter of fact, we are in the middle of a heatwave today!
WATER WATER HYDRATE HYDRATE
Now, I know you have all heard this before. But I am telling you, my experience shows me that the more we tell our kids, the more they think they’ve “got it” and don’t listen.
So, I strongly suggest on this topic, we as parents step in when necessary.
Cramping, becoming light headed and even sick to the stomach are all signs of dehydration.
Dehydration could lead to serious illness and heat stroke and no one wants any part of that.
Remember water is what regulates your body temperature and something new I learned, keeps your joints lubricated
So what do we do about it? WE DRINK WATER!!! EARLY AND OFTEN!!!
If you know that day’s activity levels will be as high as the temperature outside, start hydrating,,, yesterday.
And watch the sports drinks that the kids think are so cool and beneficial as many contain extra sugar and caffeine. Caffeine is a diuretic which can make us need to use the restroom more often (like your morning coffee!) defeating the purpose of maintaining hydration.
Everybody and Every Body is different, so know yourself and your kids and check with your doctors to see exactly what’s right for you.
Summertime is my favorite time, so I hope you enjoy yours as much as I plan to enjoy mine.